After losing its market share to other car manufacturers over the last few years, Tata Motors is all set to make a comeback with its soon to be launched Zest sedan and the Bolt hatchback. The company has planned many activities for these vehicles and its consumers and is also in the process of changing the brands perception of poor quality to upmarket.
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Honda Cars India yesterday, launched the much-awaited Mobilio that now competes with the existing Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and similar players in the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment in India. Reports suggest that Honda has already received 5,800 bookings for the car since pre-bookings began on July 8. With the demand expected to increase, it is likely that the waiting period for the Mobilio might also extend from two to five months.
Jaguar has announced a multi-city drive program called ‘Alive’. This driving program will give customers across 12 major cities in India an opportunity to try out the Jaguar F-Type and the XKR-S sportscars. The program will commence in Indore and will take place over two days – July 24 and July 25.
Today, in Gurgaon, BMW India launched the ActiveHybrid 7 at a price of Rs 1.35 crore (All-India ex-showroom). The car was first introduced to the public, in 2009, at the Frankfurt Auto Show and five years down the line, the Indian roads will get a feel of it. The car is now available at BMW dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Chennai as a CBU.
The highly anticipated Honda Mobilio has been launched in India at Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Mobilio is available in seven variants, with the option of a petrol and a diesel engine. The base diesel variant has been priced at Rs 7.89 lakh and the top-end RS variant costs Rs 10.86 lakh, both ex-showroom Delhi. Riding on the success of the Amaze and the City, Honda will now attempt to establish its stronghold with this Ertiga rivalling MPV.
Honda India will launch the new seven-seater MVP, the Mobilio, in the next couple of hours and we are already at the venue to bring you live updates as they happen. We drove the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga competitor earlier this month and are now waiting for the variants and price announcements. Watch this space for more details on pricing, variants, features, specs and other details, live from the Taj Palace, New Delhi.
Today, we were at the launch of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, where Eberhard Kern, Managing Director of the company announced that the regular model of the CLA will be brought to India within the next six months. It will then compete head to head with the upcoming Audi A3 sedan that will be launched on August 7.
If you have been waiting to buy the first MPV from Honda, then your wait for the Honda Mobilio will be over tomorrow. The Japanese manufacturer will launch the car in India at an event in Delhi.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is going to be launched in India tomorrow. Globally unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the luxury saloon will be the first hybrid car from the German manufacturer’s line-up to be sold in India.
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been spotted testing in Thailand. Sold as Hilux pickup in many other global markets, the new Fortuner and the next-generation Innova are being developed under Toyota’s Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicle project and is underpinned by the company’s brand new TNGA platform.